By Servando Gonzalez
By Servando Gonzalez
Suddenly, concerns about Obama’s imperial dreams have been
raised again, now with extraordinary force and concern.
On January 26, 2014, the Christian Science Monitor published
an article by Linda Fieldmann, asking, “Is Barack Obama
an imperial president? President Obama’s use of executive
action to get around congressional gridlock is unparalleled in
modern times, some scholars say.”
The article rightly pointed out how Obama,
“… has unilaterally changed elements
of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); declared an anti-gay-rights
law unconstitutional; lifted the threat of deportation for an
entire class of undocumented immigrants; bypassed Senate confirmation
of controversial nominees; waived compliance requirements in
education law; and altered the work requirements under welfare
Moreover, the article adds:
“Obama also expanded presidential warmaking
powers, surveillance of the American public, and extrajudicial
drone strikes on alleged terrorists outside the United States,
Just two days later, on January 28, the Wall
Street Journal published an opinion piece by Senator Ted Cruz,
entitled “The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama.”
In his article, Senator Cruz warns:
“Of all the troubling aspects of the
Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the president's
persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard
the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive
To some Republican critics, Obama has become
an “imperial president,” who is willfully violating
the Constitution to further his political agenda. As expected,
however, Obama’s Democratic supporters claim that he is
just exercising his legitimate executive authority in the face
of an unyielding Congress. According to them, Obama is keeping
with the behavior of past presidents.
Nevertheless, it seems that, at least on their accusation that
Obama is violating the Constitution, his Republican critics are
right, and Obama himself has confirmed it. Just recently, in a
clear example illustrating his idea about the presidential power,
he succinctly described it this way: “I've got a pen, and
I've got a phone.” Evidently, Obama’s idea of the
power of the executive branch is not the way it is supposed to
work according to the Constitution.
Now, still the question remains: is Barack Hussein Obama truly
an imperial president? Has he become America’s emperor,
as his critics claim? Well, I don’t think so. To understand
why I disagree with his critics, we need to know first where the
idea of an imperial president came from.
Like most of the bad things that have pushed America deeper down
the drain, the idea of an imperial presidency originated at the
Council on Foreign Relations.
In 1939, President Roosevelt’s Brain Trust of advisors —
Harry Dexter White, Harry Hopkins, George Marshall and Henry Morgenthau,
Jr., all of them CFR secret agents — advised him to create
the Executive Office of the President, a major step in the creation
of the imperial presidency. Another major step was the implementation
of the so called “executive orders,” an unconstitutional
power grab by which the president, bypassing Congress and behind
the backs of the American people, can write veritable diktats,
more akin to dictators than to democratically elected presidents
of a constitutional Republic.
In his 1973 book The Imperial Presidency, CFR agent Arthur
Schlesinger, Jr. analyzed the increasing role of the president
in the U.S. Government and how by the early 1970s, when he began
writing the book, American presidents already had become close
to absolute monarchs. He didn’t mention, however, the CFR’s
key role in this process.
So, what is really this organization called the Council on Foreign
Relations that had the power to change American presidents into
The Council on Foreign Relations claims that it has no affiliation
with the U.S. government. Then, how can we explain these facts:
Since the end of World War II, almost every Secretary of State,
CIA Director, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, National Security Council member, Federal Reserve Bank
Director, is or has been a CFR member. Also, several U.S. senators
and Supreme Court Justices are CFR members.
Actually, no other organization, not even any of the three branches
of the U.S. government, exerts such control over this country.
Further proof that the Council on Foreign Relations is the true
Invisible Government of the United States is the fact that in
critical situations CFR agents infiltrated into the U.S. government
bypass the legal government to report first to the invisible one.
Examples of this are presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy (CFR)
secretly informing the CFR before informing president Kennedy
about the missiles in Cuba,  and CIA’s Richard M. Bissell,
Jr. (CFR), secretly reporting to the CFR about covert operations.
Still not convinced? I’ll give you two more examples.
Speaking on February 8, 2005, at the 45th Munich Conference on
Security Policy, National Security Advisor Major General James
Jones, told those in attendance that his chain of command does
not run through the White House, but through CFR members:
“Thank you for that wonderful tribute
to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent
National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily
orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through General Brent
Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain
of command in the National Security Council that exists today.”
A few years later, in a speech at the opening
of the new CFR headquarters in Washington D.C. on July 2009, Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton recognized the fact that the real U.S.
government is not in the nation’s capital. According to
“I am delighted to be here in this new
headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship
at New York City, but it is good to have an outpost of the Council
right here down the street from the State Department. We get
a lot of advice from the Council, so, this would mean I won’t
need that far to go to be told how we should be doing and what
we should think about the future.”
When the chips are down, the conspirators’
agents infiltrated into the U.S. government know perfectly well
where the true center of power is located in this country —and
it is not in Washington D.C.
Therefore, faced with overwhelming evidence, one has to conclude
that there is an Invisible Government, a High Cabal, a Power Elite,
a Secret Team, a Secret Empire, a group of Conspirators, Infiltrators,
Usurpers, Insiders, or whatever name you choose to call it, who,
using Fabian gradual infiltration techniques, has penetrated
the three branches of the U.S. Government as well as the Department
of State, the CIA, the NSA, and the U.S. military, and currently
has almost total control over them. This Invisible Government
also controls the mainstream media and public education.
Unfortunately, this group of conspirators is currently working
hard to take control of the governments of most countries in the
world. And they reside at the Harold Pratt House in Manhattan,
headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Contrary to Obama’s conservative critics, however, the idea
that the U.S. needs an Emperor, not a President, is much older.
Why an Imperial Presidency?
A long time ago, the CFR conspirators realized that it would be
much easier to buy or coerce a single corrupt politician, the
President, than a whole bunch of them. Faithful to their infiltration
techniques copied from the British Fabians, they rather prefer
to hide in the shadows as the power behind the throne than to
be in the limelight. But there was no throne in the U.S. Actually,
it was closer to a set of musical chairs. By creating the concept
of the division of powers, the Founding Fathers had erected an
inviolable barrier to the conspirators’ dreams.
But the CFR conspirators are very resourceful people. So, faced
with the barrier of the separation of powers, they circumvented
it and created the concept of the “imperial presidency.”
The CFR conspirators’ total control over the American presidents
explains the phenomenon known as the “imperial presidency,”
a term that became popular in the 1960s.
As I mentioned above, one of the scholars who studied the phenomenon
in detail is CFR agent Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. In his book The
Imperial Presidency, Schlesinger shows the increasing role
of the president in the U.S. Government and how by the early 1970s,
when he wrote the book, American presidents already had become
close to absolute monarchs. According to Schlesinger, the U.S.
Presidency is out of control and it has exceeded by far its constitutional
What Schlesinger conveniently didn’t say, though, is why
this has happened much less who were the people behind the idea
of an imperial presidency. By reading his book one may reach the
wrong conclusion that this has been a totally random process motivated
by the craving for power of individual presidents. But this is
not the case.
In their grab for power, the CFR conspirators faced a big obstacle:
the separation of powers. Conscious of the politician’s
lust for power, the Founding Fathers created a form of government
almost impossible to control, by avoiding the concentration of
power in a single point. This was the idea behind the separation
of power among the three branches of government: the executive,
legislative and judicial powers. Eventually, the power of an independent
press in the form of a watchdog to check on the other powers was
considered itself a fourth power.
But, as the conspirators have admitted, the Founding Fathers were
too clever. . The separation of powers created a strong barrier
protecting the government from their attempts to control it. Granted,
by the early 1930s they had a great control over the mainstream
press and had effectively penetrated the State Department. But
there were still many independent people they didn’t control
in the Congress and the judiciary. Consequently, they concluded
that it would be a lot easier to control a single person than
hundreds of them. The solution for this problem was the creation
of the so-called “imperial presidency” —an emperor
used as figurehead, but under their full control.
Until the mid 1930s, U.S. Presidents had a small staff, most of
them located at the President’s office in the U.S. Capitol.
But this was changed dramatically as soon as their secret agent
Franklin D. Roosevelt took office. Using the Great Depression
and World War II as pretexts, Roosevelt’s Brain Trust of
advisors, most of them CFR agents, implemented the New Deal and
the creation in 1939 of the Executive Office of the President,
a major step in the creation of the imperial presidency. Another
major step was the implementation of the so called “executive
orders,” an unconstitutional power grab by which the president,
bypassing Congress and behind the backs of the American people,
wrote veritable diktats, more akin to dictators than to democratically
elected presidents of a constitutional Republic.
In 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt established the first central
intelligence agency of the United States, the Office of Coordination
of Information. The man chosen to head the new office, which became
the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in June 1942, was CFR agent
Gen. William J. Donovan.
But, despite its intentionally misleading name, the Office of
Coordination of Information (COI), was not a true intelligence
agency. Its true role was not intelligence gathering and analysis,
but cover military operations. It was the CFR conspirators’
first incursion into “espionage, sabotage, ‘black’
propaganda, guerrilla warfare, and other ‘un-American’
The creation of the Office of Coordination of Information, a veritable
military arm directly serving the CFR conspirators, had enormous
political significance. In the fist place because never before
the U.S. had had peacetime, civilian controlled, intelligence
agency purely devoted to covert military operations. Secondly,
because, being under the control of the executive power, the COI
was an important unconstitutional expansion of presidential power
which, given the fact that most U.S. presidents have been CFR
puppets, actually meant a true power grab by the CFR conspirators.
The person who actually drew up the legal documents implementing
the CFR conspirators’ plan to create the COI was Benjamin
Cohen, a trusted CFR agent. In violation of the U.S. Constitution,
CFR agent Franklin D. Roosevelt signed it into law by executive
fiat, ignoring the system of checks and balances among the executive,
legislative, and judicial powers established by the Constitution.
I was the start of the preeminence of the presidency as dictatorial
government arm, a process that eventually became what CFR agent
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. called “the imperial presidency.”
Initially, not all American presidents were members of the Council
on Foreign Relations. These were the cases of Truman, Kennedy,
Johnson and Reagan. But, like carthorses wearing blinders, the
CFR managed to surround U.S. presidents with a dark curtain of
disinformation in the form of a large group of its secret agents,
most of them grouped in the National Security Council.
The National Security Council is a key element to understand how
the CFR conspirators control the U.S. government. CFR secret agents
in the U.S. government pushed the creation of the National Security
Council and the CIA in 1947, allegedly as a tool to avoid events
like Pearl Harbor and to manage the military, intelligence, and
foreign policy areas of the U.S. government.
But, soon after it was created, CFR agents infiltrated in the
National Security Council changed it into a tool to control the
information reaching the eyes and ears of the Presidents, thus
creating a smoke screen of disinformation around them. This guarantees
that the policy decisions they take are the ones already made
at the Harold Pratt House. Fletcher Prouty best describes the
process in his book The Secret Team — which explains
why the book was practically censored, and for many years was
almost impossible to find.
To make things even easier for them, the CFR conspirators created
the concept of President’s plausible denial —a euphemism
for President’s ignorance from which they highly benefited.
Soon after, they expanded even further the concept of plausible
denial with the notion that “what the President doesn’t
know can’t hurt him politically.” This meant that
the CFR conspirators, through their agents infiltrated in the
White House, gave themselves a free hand in planning and carrying
out American foreign policy with as little consultation as possible
with the incumbent President, and this is exactly what they have
been doing for more than half a century.
Since the Second World War, the CFR conspirators have been putting
blinders on American Presidents and treating them like mushrooms:
keeping them in the dark, and feeding them manure. This curtain
of disinformation around the U.S. presidents explains why even
the ones who were not CFR agents unknowingly advanced the goals
of the CFR conspirators.
So, certainly there is a US emperor, but he is not Barack Hussein
Obama. Since 1949, when he appointed himself CFR Director, America’s
emperor has been none other than David Rockefeller. Paradoxically,
however, it seems that the only ones who ignored it are Americans,
because every time David traveled abroad he was given the treatment
of a chief of state.
The question is not if Obama is or is not the US emperor. The
true question is who of the Rockefellers’ royal dynasty
will inherit the US throne and become the next American emperor
after David’s death.
In his inaugural address on January 20, 1961, President John F.
Kennedy said: “Let the word go forth, that the torch has
been passed to a new generation of Americans.” In the same
fashion, in his farewell address, the impostor Barack Obama may
proudly say: “Let the word go forth, that the torch has
been passed to a new generation of America-haters — most
of them CFR members. Mission accomplished!”
1. On the evening of October 15, 1962, CIA deputy
director Ray Cline informed JFK’s national security adviser
McGeorge Bundy (CFR) that U-2 planes had discovered what appeared
to be Soviet medium-range nuclear missiles bases on Cuban soil.
But Bundy didn’t tell the President immediately. Instead
he told the news to his associates at the CFR. A few minutes later,
while the President was kept in the dark, CFR members Dean Rusk,
Paul Nitze and Robert McNamara were informed about the findings.
See, Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, The Wise Men: Six Friends
and the World They Made (New York: Touchstone, 1986) P. 619.
2. On January 8, 1968, as part of a Discussion Group on Intelligence
and Foreign Policy, senior CIA officer Richard Bissell (CFR) gives
a secret lecture on “covert action” at the Harold
Pratt House. Among the participants are Douglas Dillon (CFR),
Thomas Hugues (CFR), Joseph Kraft (CFR), Robert Amory (CFR), Allen
Dulles (CFR), Theodore Sorensen (CFR), and thirteen other senior
CFR members. The minutes of the Bissell report are reproduced
in Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks, The CIA and the Cult of
Intelligence (New York: Dell, 1974), pp. 358-376.
3. The Fabian Society is an elite group of British intellectuals
who formed a semi-secret organization for the purpose of bringing
socialism to the world. But, contrary to the Communists, who wanted
to establish socialism quickly trough violent revolution, the
Fabians preferred to do it slowly and surreptitiously, through
propaganda and legislation, after having infiltrated the government,
the armed forces, the media, and the educational system. The symbol
of the Fabian Society is the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
4. For many years, mostly thanks to J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI stayed
out of CFR control. However, recent news that the Bureau has changed
its primary mission from “law enforcement” to “national
security” shows that it has fallen under CFR control. See,
Liepar Destin, “FBI Changes Mission From ‘Law Enforcement’
to ‘National Security.’”, Daily Kos, January
7, 2014, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/07/1267764/-FBI-Changes-Mission-From-Law-Enforcement-to-National-Security#
5. In his 1984 book The Power to Lead, author James McGregor
Burns (CFR) recognized the fact that to carry out their plans
the CFR conspirators need to get rid of the Constitution: “Let’s
us face reality. The framers [of the U.S. Constitution] have simply
been too shrewd for us. The have outwitted us. They designed separate
institutions that cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail
bridges, tinkering. If we are to ‘turn the Founders upside
down’ — we must directly confront the constitutional
structure they erected.”
6. Black: Said of any operation whose true source is hidden or
falsely attributed to another source. In the case of propaganda,
“black” also means that the content is mostly fake
or forged .
7. R. Harris Smith, OSS: The Secret History of America’s
First Intelligence Service (Berkeley: University of California
Press, 1972) p. 1.
8. Critics of the Left and the Right, who strongly criticized
Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and now are beginning to criticize
Barak Obama for “his” disastrous policies, actually
are throwing the public on the wrong track. Wittingly or unwittingly
they are playing the conspirators game.
9. There is a new edition of Prouty’s The Secret Team
available on bookstores online, but apparently it is not a faithful
rendering of the original edition. But you can read the original
edition of Prouty’s book at: http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/ST/ST.html.
It is a highly revealing book worth reading.
Servando Gonzalez, is a Cuban-born American writer,
historian, semiologist and intelligence analyst. He has written
books, essays and articles on Latin American history, intelligence,
espionage, and semiotics. Servando is the author of Historia
herética de la revolución fidelista, Observando,
Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol, The
Nuclear Deception: Nikita Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis
madre de todas las conspiraciones: Una novela de ideas subversivas,
all available at Amazon.com.
He also hosted the documentaries Treason in America: The Council
on Foreign Relations and Partners in Treason: The CFR-CIA-Castro
Connection, produced by Xzault Media Group of San Leandro,
California, both available at the author's site at http://www.servandogonzalez.org.
His book, Psychological Warfare and the New
World Order: The Secret War Against the American People is
available at Amazon.com.
Or download a
.pdf copy of the book you can read on your computer, iPad,
Nook, Kindle or any other tablet. His book, OBAMANIA:
The New Puppet and His Masters, is available at Amazon.com.
Servando's book (in Spanish) La CIA, Fidel Castro, el Bogotazo
y el Nuevo Orden Mundial, appeared last year, and is available
and other bookstores online.
His most recent book, I
Dare Call It treason: The Council on Foreign Relations and the
Betrayal of the America, juste appeared and is available
at Amazon.com and other bookstores online.